5 Catering Solutions For Big Events And Companies

Neither big events nor everyday workplace cafeterias are complete without quality catering. The companies included here understand this, offering a variety of comprehensive remote and in-house catering services to bring great meals to the tables of clients and employees. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

5 Caterers For Businesses & Events

Company Headquarters Location Specialty
Fresh Company Garrison, New York Full-service, off-premise catering and in-house food-service operations
ezCater Boston, Massachusetts The world's largest marketplace for corporate catering, it connects businesspeople with thousands of local caterers and restaurants across the US via online ordering
Blackbelly Catering Boulder, Colorado Private dinners and celebrity chef experiences, corporate events, weddings, cocktail parties, and more
Fooda Chicago, Illinois Workplace food program that partners with companies and office buildings to provide unique restaurant-based meal services
Great Performances New York City, New York Seasonal food and creative culinary presentations for intimate weddings, large corporate events, and more

A Taste of Blackbelly

Great Event-Planning Apps

Name Description
EventMobi Multi-functional and customizable event app platform
Eventbase Mobile event platform for global brands
Raft Up App for marketing organizations, communities, and events, specializing in boating and other outdoor activities
Flock User-friendly management system that allows event coordinators to efficiently organize their events
MeetingPlay Customizable app that connects event attendees to speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and other attendees
Zerista Content-heavy engagement tool for conferences and meetings

Stirring Speakers For Your Next Event

Name What They Offer
Brody Leven A professional adventure skier and storyteller who translates his mountain experiences into growth opportunities for students, athletes, and more
Holly Dowling Designs and delivers customized keynotes and programs for Fortune 500 companies, guiding them to higher performance levels and helping managers and individual contributors discover opportunities for success
Deborah Enos A certified nutritionist known as "The One-Minute Wellness Coach," her motivational talks provide advice for achieving a work life balance and staying healthy while working multiple jobs
Boris Cherniak Globally renowned motivational comedy hypnotist, whose shows reveal the powers of the mind
Kate Kendall An entrepreneur who speaks at workshops, conferences, and panels, covering topics such as indie companies, remote work, location independence, and taking the road less traveled
Dr. Jason Fox Offers multiple keynote presentation formats and masterclasses, showing forward-thinking leaders around the world how to effect new and meaningful progress

How Fooda Works For Employers

In Depth

Whether it be a major fundraising gala or a team lunch meeting, engaging a professional caterer can help make your event a success. Here, in no particular order, are companies providing a wide array of catering services, from staffing to planning, for all types of occasions.

Starting off the list at #1 is Fresh Company, which offers full service, off premise catering. Among its clients are the Whitney Museum, Tiffany & Co., and Anthropologie. It also provides in house dining for the Garrison Institute, a 77,000 square foot former Capuchin monastery. In addition to staff, it also serves the general public who come for programs and retreats.

One of its most popular events is the Summer Solstice Celebration at the Storm King Art Center, an outdoor sculpture park. It features a farm to table dinner inspired by the local region. The company's co-founder, Shelley Boris, is the author of Fresh Cooking: A Year of Recipes from the Garrison Institute Kitchen. She has also cooked for musician Lou Reed and composer Philip Glass.

The company's co-founder, Shelley Boris, is the author of Fresh Cooking: A Year of Recipes from the Garrison Institute Kitchen.

Entering the list at #2 is ezCater. It provides meals for everything from office lunches and offsite client meetings to private parties, partnering with local caterers and restaurants across the United States. Its White Glove service is tailored to recurring orders based on frequency, budget, food preferences, and dietary restrictions.

Its ezFoodFest series of festivals takes place in cities across the country and features dishes from its catering partners. It offers an opportunity for local businesspeople to sample eateries. Attendees enjoy food, wine and beer, music, and games. Among the media outlets to feature the company are Boston Business Journal, Entrepreneur, and Delish.

Coming in at #3 is Blackbelly Catering, a boutique events company and eatery. It caters private dinners, holiday celebrations, and cocktail parties. Sample menu options include custom made special occasion cakes, a selection of cured meats, and a variety of crostini. 5280 Magazine named it one of Denver's Best Restaurants of 2019.

It caters private dinners, holiday celebrations, and cocktail parties.

The Blackbelly Butcher Shop, which provides whole animal butchery and charcuterie, stocks custom cuts of meat and fresh sausages, all sourced from local ranchers. Its market features brined chickens, Heat at Home Meals such as meatballs in Pomodoro Sauce, and soups by the quart, including Green Chile Posole and Tomato Bisque.

At #4 is Fooda, which provides workplace catering from brunch to bar service for employee meetings, happy hours, and birthday celebrations. Clients work with a concierge who manages every aspect of an order, including scheduling and tracking. Its Popup programs feature guest restaurants that visit office buildings and company break rooms to provide meals.

Fooda partners with local and national restaurants to present an alternative to the traditional office cafeteria. Features include a made to order grill program and snacks and meals to go. It received a 2018 Best Concepts Awards from Food Management for the service. Among the companies to implement the idea are Jones Lang LaSalle, Northern Trust, and the Los Angeles Times.

Fooda partners with local and national restaurants to present an alternative to the traditional office cafeteria.

Wrapping up the list at #5 is Great Performances, a hospitality and events company based in New York. It plans, staffs, and caters festivals such as the Miami Boat Show, nonprofit galas and fundraisers, and weddings. It is the exclusive food service partner for such leading cultural and corporate institutions as The Apollo Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Brooklyn Museum.

In 2006, Great Performances established Katchkie Farm, becoming the nation's first caterer to own and operate an organic farm. Located in Kinderhook, New York, it features greenhouses and a Children's Learning Garden. The company also manages The Sylvia Center, an educational nonprofit designed to introduce children to sustainable food through such programs as Cooks For Health, which teaches basic culinary skills.